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1988 jeep wrangler 2.5 4wd

When i go over a bump, the front end clunks. Im thinking wheel u joints, or maybe ball joints and tie rod ends?? please help thanks

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Needs someone to check for play in the items you have mentioned (though probably not the u-joints), plus the swaybar links, and shock absorbers. If you can get the vehicle jacked off the ground (with safety stands under it) you should be able to check most of these items with a suitable lever bar. Wobble the steering wheel side to side to check the tie rod ends, with the vehicle on the ground and one hand on the tie rod to feel for the clunking.

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